Lately, I have been tucking into short stories. I've always had a great love affair with them and with my busy life they have become very convenient. I hate when I start a book and end up having to read it in bits and pieces and sometimes such a long break passes between reads, I have to go back to refresh my memory on the who and what-not pretty.
So, first up is Under the Hill by Sheila Connolly. Ellen Leonard takes a trip to the Irish countryside after a break up. While there she encounters an odd-behaving stranger and her little getaway takes an unexpected turn. I would have liked just a teeny bit more background for the foundation of the twist but otherwise it was good read.
Next was a trip to Lyme Regis in David Ruffle's Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Legacy. I enjoyed this story where Dr. Watson visits his lady friend, Beatrice Heidler and ends up helping to solve a murder case along with the eccentric and lovable Holmes. A deadly spider, an adder, a well-deserved plum pudding and exceptional elementary skills made this a satisfying tale.
I saved this one for last- not a case of saving the best-but the hot stuff. Vados, The Ujal Book 1 was a detour from my usual genres. It is alien, sci-fi romance. It was refreshing to read about other creatures besides werewolves, vampires and the like. Dr. Maris Xayer found herself caught in a hurricane with a sexy alien named Vados, and they got a little naughty-not all the way naughty but enough to make it very difficult to forget one another and the heat they created in the SUV that day. When Maris becomes targeted by humans for becoming intimate with a Ujal, Vados and Maris' paths cross again...and catch fire. Nice, hot short, and kudos to Celia Kyle (Erin Tate) for making an alien look so sexy! I ended up buying another first in a series from Celia Kyle.
By the way, have you watched Trainwreck with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader? I watched it recently and when my mouth wasn't hanging open at WTF moments, I was laughing out loud in a very unladylike fashion! If raunchy humour is your thing, you might like it.
I whipped up this dish the other day for a guest, it turned out really good, and yes, if I do say so myself! Lol!
Well, I'm off to read some more shorts and start a Sandra Brown from the pile. Take care until...